Runs of Life

Runs of Life

by Ernest Dempsey

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Running is natural--an act combining freedom of motion and personal energy to take one's body and spirit out of the "normal" mode of movement. We run early in our lives, starting in childhood. Nobody needs to teach it to us. Even before we are able to muster the strength and attain the balance for running with our bodies, our spirit is long familiar with running. There truly is something special about running.

The themed poems in this publication come mainly from personal memories of running--out of simple play and childhood fun time, at times for safety, or even in dreams. I loved running; still love it though now I don't get many "calls" for speeding up my feet and setting my pace to that level of energy. But I do run, body and soul.

"Ernest Dempsey's dear little book on running is full of surprises. His earnestness about running both delights and transforms into potent metaphor.... just not the ones you might expect. This is a sweet and generous heart... one that runs into darkness and manages to bring back joy."
-- Elizabeth Knight, Writing and Literature Instructor, Portland Community College

"Not everyone remembers the joys of running the way that Ernest Dempsey has done in this little book. My favorite poem is 'Racing Heart.' Kudos to Ernest."
-- RD Armstrong, poet, publisher and dog about town

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940161479698
Publisher: Modern History Press
Publication date: 03/10/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 779 KB

About the Author

Ernest Dempsey edits the quarterly journal Recovering the Self ( published from Michigan. He has published four books including his story book The Blue Fairy and Other Tales of Transcendence (Modern History Press, 2010). His poetry book Two Candles has just been published. He has also worked as a citizen journalist and a freelance proofreader and editor. Dempsey is vegetarian and an animal rights activist. He runs a popular blog Word Matters! at

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